(From the July 2016 Issue of MedStat)
Nationwide Foundation Pediatric Innovation Fund Bolsters Recruitment of Genomics Leaders
Nationwide Children’s has recruited world-renowned researchers Richard K. Wilson, PhD, and Elaine R. Mardis, PhD, marking a transformational milestone for its genomics research program. At the same time, the Nationwide Foundation has announced a new $10 million gift to the Nationwide Foundation Pediatric Innovation Fund, which is helping to make the ground-breaking research and this recruitment possible. Dr. Wilson and Dr. Mardis will bring their cutting-edge research team from Washington University to Nationwide Children’s Hospital this fall. Read the news release.
Nationwide Children’s Participating in International Children’s Hospitals’ Patient Safety Effort
Nationwide Children’s is part of a collaborative patient safety effort of more than 100 children’s hospitals across North America that is getting results and is expanding the scope of its work to incorporate employee/staff safety. Nationwide Children’s joined the network – the Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) – in 2011. Over the past three years, the network’s effort has saved 5,897 children from serious harm and led to an estimated savings of more than $109 million, with consistent progress toward our goal of eliminating serious harm. These hospitals share information and data regularly to learn best practices that are then spread across the network and shared publicly, along with results, on the network’s website SolutionsForPatientSafety.org. Read the news release.
CAP4Kids Connects Families with Free and Low-Cost Community Resources
Treat the whole patient by connecting families to resources in their community. Patients’ families can visit CAP4Kids.org/Columbus to access reliable, up-to-date resources for children and families in the Columbus area. The mobile-friendly website allows parents to conveniently search for resources by zip code and in more than a dozen languages. CAP4Kids has information on everything from afterschool programs and housing, to food and mental health resources, to services for kids with special needs and more.
Complimentary Training to Insert Nexplanon
Free in-person training is available for eligible health care providers who want to insert Nexplanon. The Clinical Training Program for Nexplanon is offered to all eligible health care providers in a live, 3-hour, hands-on workshop. Sign up for a training near you at www.Nexplanon-usa.com/en/hcp/services-and-support/request-training/request-form/index.asp.